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, president obama and mitt romney finally stepped in to the same -- step into the same ring, the president preparing for tough questions about the struggling economy and why he deserves a second term. analysts say the focus -- >> i think the president is all about his mannerisms and style at this point. he cannot come across as irritable or impatient. >> the mitt romney's campaign -- the mitt romney campaign they say he needs to connect with voters and show he does connect with them. it is one thing to do it on the campaign trail, another when it is just a few feet away. >> he has to turn this into it be not a referendum about himself. -- into it being not a referendum about himself. most americans think the president will win the debate. and the romney campaign is hoping they will get a much- needed boost. >> thank you very much for that. we want to know what you are thinking and you can tell us us -- tell us that. you can go to our website wjla.com and you can weigh in and also see what others are thinking. this is all in real time. we will get a wrap-up on abc 7 news at 11:00. >> the
to the point. mitt romney was very concise. >> this will be her first time of voting, if the 19-year-old can make up for mind. >> i did not feel like anyone is covering issues that are needed. >> this 45-year-old is also struggling to pick her candidate. >> i do not like either candidate's thoughts on health care. >> unemployed mortgage banker said same-sex marriage and the economy are important issues when it comes to deciding who she will vote for. she is not even short she will vote. >> if i cannot make a decision as strong decision, i do not know if i want to feel responsible either way as to gets elected. >> both candidates will be here in the state tomorrow. this will be the second time in eight days that both mitt romney and barack obama will be in virginia on the very same day. >> thank you. our coverage from last night's debate continues on wjla.com. you will find a fact check as well as how the obama camp is adjusting its approach for the next one. we will also show you how you can get interactive and register your opinions. >> a massive manhunt tonight underweight for a 17-year-ol
that the investigations are meant to bring out. mitt romney dealt with is some problem on the campaign trail. a senate candidate made some controversial remarks about abortion. the knows what is going to happen? -- who knows what is going to happen? >> the comments made by republican senate candidate came as the latest poll numbers show how close this race remains. mitt romney with a slight lead, but very slight. neither candidate once distractions in these final days. barack obama and mitt romney are both trying to be the clock. >> we will pull an all-nighter. no sleep. we're going to colorado and then to nevada and then to florida virginia, ohio. >> air force one does have a presidential bedroom. neither man will get much sleep. mitt romney went from colorado to nevada and then heads to iowa, ohio, florida, and virginia. >> he is out of ideas and out of excuses and in november, you will put him out of office. >> this comment in the debate last night by the indiana senate republican candidate richard murdock. >> it is something that god intended to happen. >> democrats pounced. >> i am supporting ric
work, you are to part of the employment statistics. outside the rally, romney counter this seemingly good news. obama wants to celebrate an economy where one in six americans are in he can do that. i do not think that is what americans are feeling right now. is only one more report so these have an influence especially those who are early voting. we will take a closer look at andimpact of these figures the president was talking about bird again. more on the argument over sesame street. >> our coverage continues right now on wjla.com. you can get our analysis of the debate and also the fallout from romney's comments on the bird and pbs. >> hello. nice to see you. >> happy friday. >> it is a friday all right. >> big changes are coming. this could come with some rain for the weekend. bob ryan has what we can expect. >> here in the weather center, what a wonderful day. i would like to talk about today. we would like to have it for saturday and sunday. above 80.ature is right now is 81 degrees. no sign of the big chill to come. look at the temperature right detroit. chicago was 49 degrees
. early voting has already begun in this key battleground state. meanwhile, mitt romney campaigned today in iowa. rummy address more than 1000 supporters gathered in a cornfield. tonight repeal would be making another stop. >> in just a few minutes, first lady michelle obama will take to the stage for a rally. she certainly attracts a female audience. rebecca cooper has the story for us. >> undecided voter meaghan says mitt romney may have won her over. at the debate, she felt he looked more presidential than the president. >> i really appreciated that romney took the time to look obama in the eyes, and obama would look down or would not at exactly address ann romney. >> in the latest polls, mitt romney now holds a slimd among likely voters. among women voters, it is even. 47% each. president obama held an 18 point lead with women voters in september. belinda claims one of his only specific in the debate was cutting funding for big bird. >> at fincke had big form and not a lot of substance. -- i think he had big form and not a lot of substance. >> whatever your particular opinion is on w
they can trust. he accused romney of shifting positions on key issues. the president later joined vice president biden in ohio for an event there. mitt romney and his running mate visited henderson nevada this afternoon and tonight, they will host an event in colorado. >> with only two weeks before the election and a final debate already in the books, all the candidates have 2 left -- have left to sway voters is the campaign. president obama will be heading up virginia voters. we wonder what are voters in the battleground thinking at this point? >> we keep talking about undecided voters. at this point, we were hard- pressed to find voters who did not already have their minds made up. the third and fi along way toward closing the deal done. >> population 282. nestled in the middle of horse country, this tiny town is a microcosm of this battleground state. the republicans spent that day bisecting the third and final debate. among them, this group of women out for a leisurely lunch and unswayed. >> president obama looked a little angry and i think took a couple of cheap shots.
line of attacks against the mitt romney sang that he must have forgotten them. >> we have to name this condition he is going through. i think it is called "romnesia." >> with a routine akin to jeff fox or the's you might be a redneck, -- >> if you say you are going to give a tax cut to the 1% and then you say, i do not know anything about giving tax cuts to the tax folks, you probably have "romnesia." >> eating up the punch line. >> here is the good news, obamacare covers pre-existing conditions. some women are abandoning team obama and that is why today around the catering to women happened. >> he makes us feel like he is going to help us out instead of bring us down. >> my primary reason is the health care bill. >> in florida, a paul ryan roundtable for small business owners that helped him win the endorsement of the orlando sentinel, the major florida sentinenewspaper. >> when you have a chronic unemployment young people coming out of school with no opportunities, we have a surreal problem that needs to be fixed. >> mitt romney will join paul ryan in daytona beach tonight and s
was also in virginia today, speaking at a rally in bristow. tonight he speaks in charlottesville. romney on a bus tour of ohio holding an event this morning in cincinnati. he will speak at a rally tonight in defiance. at 6:00, more details on both campaigns. >> first coming up, what a secret service agent in charge of keeping the vice president safe is now behind bars. >> two child booster seats safety experts advise parents to stay away from. >> i am shocked and surprised. >> why was a convicted sex offender allowed to speak at a local family festival? >> and will sandy take all of the sand? president obama: i'm barack obama and i approve... this message. anncr: victims. dependent. that's what mitt romney called forty-seven percent... of amerins. inincluding people on medicare. but what about his plan for you? romney would replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system. seniors could pay six thousand dollars more a year. a plan aarp says would undermine medicare. you're no victim...you earned your benits. don't let mitt romney take them away. >> this is a live shot of
of them did it last night. >> the internet blew up with opinions, posts, and pictures about romney's binders full of women. >> they bought -- brought us binders full of women. >> others is a both candidates have yet to say what their plan is. >> it's a big issue. >> all eyes were on the friction, the interruptions the body language. some say it took away from the real issues like jobs and the economy. >> they need to get out there and say, here is my plan. >> hitting the road again today pushing for women voters. governor romney is down in chesapeake va., and president obama in iowa. the final debate is scheduled this monday in florida. >> it will be in boca raton fla., and it will focus on foreign policy. you can watch that debate right here on abc 7. >> let's turn to the trayvon martin shooting. a trial date has been set in the case against george zimmerman. the attorneys were in court today asking for hearings on the evidence saying they are tracking the evidence in the shooting death and zimmerman remains in hiding and did not attend the court hearing today. five people in colo
. >> ok, thank you. 29 days until we vote for president. mitt romney is once again campaigning in battle ran virginia. he stopped in the military institute in lexington. he is portraying his approach as a stark contrast to what he calls the failed policies of president obama. we will have more coming up at 6:00. >> and onto a different contest. a lot of people around here were happy to see game two. >> national's plans are full of playoff excitement right now. -- nationals fans are full of playoff excitement right now. everyone is hoping for a short series. than they can come home on wednesday. >> that's right. we are live with all the playoff was. -- buzz. >> is an absolutely gorgeous day for baseball in st. louis. in that field, what they called cardinal nation, there are a lot of the nationals fans hoping for another big win today. >> tickets. >> october has nationals fans hoping nationalsa big win. >> we tried never to miss the game. when we heard they were going to be here, we left right away. >> unfortunately there are not enough to really build up a crowd, but the few who are her
at hofstra university in new york. a washington post/abc news poll showed that many believe mitt romney won the first debate on october 3rd. both campaigns are looking for candidates to outline the details of their plans for the country. >> saying i will fix unemployment, a fix health care, fix education is not enough. we need details. >> i won both candidates to state their business and what they really can do and will do. >> that was suzanne kennedy reporting. you can watch the debate tonight at 9:00 right here on abc-seven. we are using some new technology on our website so they you can give us your instant reaction to the debate. >> hillary clinton says that the buck stops with her when it comes to safety abroad. >> i take responsibility. i am in charge of the people all over the world. the president and the vice president certainly would not be knowledgeable about specifice by security officials. >> clinton said her agency was aware of the growing threat against the u.s. embassy and vowed to track down those responsible. >> coming up, big changes to prince william county's controversia
and i approved this message. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the esident no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a respsibility to care for them who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, thousing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they shohould take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> 7 is on your side with a honda recall. honda is recalling 573,000 accords from 2003-2007. they have a defective power steering hose. the new part will not be available until 2013. >> if you are afraid your children watch too much television according to a new study, you are probably right. >> the problem could be worse than you think. we have the big picture on the small screen. >> children love their cartoons, and there are plenty of programs that help them learn, but a new study published in the journal pediatrics sa
strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000, while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. don't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. and balanced the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both c our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...becau we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibility, grow our economy and create jobs. [ male announcer ] tim kaine. bringing people together to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. >> as we learned last august, earthquakes can be with bothble, location and intensity. nobody ever expected one around here. >> that is right, which is why have to have earthquake drills like we had today. john gonzalez was at one in ruston. there was a 3.5. quickened breasted this
wjla wjla [ mitt romney ] look at the eviden of the last four years. we've got 23 million people out of work or stopped looking for work. they're suffering in this country. the president would prefer raising taxes. the problem with raising taxes is that it slows down the rate of growth. i'm not going to raise taxes on anyone, because when the economy's growing slow like t this, when we're in recession you shouldn't raise taxes on anyone. my plan is to bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is putting people back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> alexandra police are hoping that someone will recognize the his dunkins robbing t donuts command. it's behind the counter, shows a gun comment and forces the employee to open up the register. the slip -- he left in a small blue vehicle. no one was left. bundle of because it will get wilcold tonight. >> and there will be a freeze rning, believe there not. >> it will catch some people off guard. the thermometer. 70 degrees. it is warm and sunny. the wind has died down. arly morning hours, t
is what we do... when we think no one is looking. mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... api approve this message. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadersp -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a repubblican or a democra. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. is in the storm's direct path. atlantic city could get the of sandy's wrath. how are things looking at this hour? upe wind, rain has picked the past
? >> officials in alexandria expect [ mitt romney ] there a two very different paths the country cry take. one is a path represented by the president, which, at the end of four years, it'd mean we'd have t$20 trillion in debt. i'll get people back to work with 12 million new jobs. i'm gonna make sure that we get people off of food stamps ot by cutting the program but by getting them good jobs. i'll work with you. i'll lead you in an open and honest way and to make sure that we all together maintain america as the hope of the earth. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >> some areas did not fled immediately, but that does not mean it's not the case now. >> kendis gibson is live in old town alexandria where he is watching the water rise. clucks of rising quickly around us and we will have to move after this live report. this has been incredible. when we did our last live shot and there was no water in these streets. this has come up in the last hour and we are still three-four hours from high tide. the water is already spreading up king street, one full block from where th
the election. abc news/washington post tracking poll shows met ronnie leading president obama -- mitt romney leading president obama. mr. obama takes several interviews at the white house including one with mtv. meanwhile, romney was an ohio today, where he and the president are battling in the polls. romney has canceled an event at virginia beach on sunday because of hurricane sandy concerns. some fairfax county voters are complaining about what could potentially be a big problem with the voting machines. but is a a mechanical problem or a human error? jeff what is the story? >> disch here in fairfax county, the highest level of registered voters ever. both campaigns are competing hard to get voters on their side. democrats are alleging there are also problems with the voting machines. the county, though, is holding its ground. and every vote counts. >> the question in fairfax county is not whether every vote counts but whether they are being counted correctly. >> it is very straightforward. >> many voters lining up to cast in person absentee ballots are using electronic voting machines. >>
redskins. i'm barack obama and i approved this message. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a respononsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this spresident no matter what... anand so my job is not to wory about those people. i'll never convince them they suld take personal responsibility and care for their lives. [ knocking ] oh, no, i got to go. oh, can you make that to go? these days, nobody has time to get sick. but minunuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in no time. you guys want to go to the park? yeah! yeah! minuteclinic, the medical clinic in cvs/pharmacy. accepts united healthcarare benefit plans. find a clinic near you minuteclinic.co just 35 d
romney are preparing for their next debate. it will be held tomorrow night in a town hall style setting it at hofstra university. president obama is practicing in virginia today. his campaign predicts he will be feistier this time around. meanwhile, romney is preparing in his massachusetts home tonight. you can watch the debate live on abc7. you can go to our website. you can give us your instant reaction to the debate. leon? >> usually there is football talk around the water cooler. but we are going to start today with felix baumgartner and his 23-mile long plummet to earth. it was incredible. we have more reaction to that crazy jump. >> 8 million watched it live on youtube. it turns out it was not some evil can evil dare devil like studs. -- evil can evil -- evil kneviel their double stunt. >> felix baumgartner landed in the history books. never had anyone jump from that height. never hadnyone broken the sound barrier without an aircraft. at the smithsonian, folks were still buzzing about. >> i thought it was spectacular. you have got to admire the guy and his huge courage to do a. >>
domestic and foreign policy. campaign officials acknowledge the stakes are high after mitt romney got such a boost thanks to his performance against president obama. it has been -- kentucky also hosted the vice presidential debate in 2000. local residents are offering their opinions. >> joe biden is not going to do very well >> in the washington area, of voters are weighing in on who will win and who they want to win. >> paul ryan is a polarizing peck. >> it is going to be pretty even. >> the many who say they plan to vote said they have no plans to watch tonight's debate. >> i did not think it makes that big of a difference. >> i do not think it will be very interesting. i have a lot of work. >> it does matter what vp did has to say. >> if something were to happen to either man, those guys have to fill the void. they're very important. >> no one has got the correct answer to my trivia question on twitter. center college lobbied hard to land the vp debates. reporting live in the news room rebecca cooper. >> close. there are more ways you can interact. go to wjla.com/react. we are usi
will find more mitt romney supporters. >> if anybody would have to go edge, it would be obama.nt do something to extraordinary. e is ricken ther rodgers who runs this produce stand. convinced of either one of them. >> there was a lot of misinformation on both sides. neither one of them has spoken like ind made me feel want to vote for either one of them. he says his parents were kennedy democrats, but he has a lot of conservative friends. will all be watching. the debate tonight at 9:00 on abc 7. go to wjla.com/react on your phones or tablets. using some new technology you can give us your instant reaction. >> police may have a new league murder of aerious local high school student. he was killed on his way to in september and police help and unreported d to his killer. pratt has been covering this beginning.the in capitol heights. >> he was killed as he walked along the sidewalk just about a ago. the crime has been a real r for detectives. is a new lead. they believe that somebody was here an hour before that murder. not found the victim. the murder on september 11, saddened and ou
providers at a b[ mititt romney ] there are to very different paths the country can take. one is a path represented by the president, which, at the end of four years, it'd meane'd have $20 trillion in debt. i'll get people back to work with 12 million new jobs. i'm gonna make sure that we get people off of food stamps not by cutting the program but by getting them good jobs. i'll work with you. i'll lead you in an open and honest way and to make sure that we all together maintain america as the hope of the earth. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. prand you're seeing that rightno quit in amnow.a... over five million new jobs. exports up forty one pernt. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to
. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >> a local family cemetery is back in order think to the hard- working efforts of an eagle scout. >> the cemetery was a bad allies after was cleaned up. that upset the scouts so much that he went out and did something about it. >> he found the old cemetery last year. >> it was discussed for many years to have a restored so we decided to take a hike through the woods and find it. >> when he needed an eagle scout project, he knew exactly what to do. >> when he saw the damage in the trees everywhere and knew that if you didn't know something -- didn't do something about it, it would be gone forever. it was 150 hours worth of work. >> he built benches installed a moat and when he returned weeks later, this is what he found. >> when i saw the broken stones, i just couldn't take it. it was so hard to look at. >> police have no suspects and justin doesn't see how anyone can do it. this old family plot helps tell the history of this area. the land was bought in 1751. that is the shattered tombstone of his son's right there and
. >> it is hard to believe, but now just 36 days until the election. president obama and mitt romney are getting ready for their first presidential debate, which is wednesday. both candidates have been downplaying their own debating skills, but yesterday, new jersey governor chris christie's said mitt romney is ready to rise to the occasion. a new poll is out that says who voters expect to win the debate. we will have the full story at 6:00. >> in the meantime, we turn to the weather. beautiful. >> will it stay that way? is some rain moving in? doug is here with the details. >> right now, just a few light showers west of the metro area, but tomorrow, the temperatures and the chances of rain increase. some of this front will not reach the ground. it will be very, very light. better chances of rain come overnight tomorrow as a storm center two hours southwest will make a move. in the next 36-42 hours we will get rain isolated thunderstorms are possible as well. 71 with cloudy skies in the nation's capital. isolated showers overnight, and then tomorrow, rain will be likely around the area. big chan
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